The Morphenomenal Adventures Continue!
Power Rangers Turbo: Volume 1
Available in Stores Nationwide April 1, 2014
from Shout! Factory
On April 1, 2014 join the Power Rangers as they battle the dreaded villain Divatox at rapid speed when Shout! Factory releases Power Rangers Turbo: Volume 1, a 3-DVD box set that contains the first 23 episodes of the series.
Continuing from the exciting events of Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie, the five Turbo Rangers use their new powers, weapons and high-tech supercharged vehicles to battle evil at faster speeds than ever before! The beautiful yet vicious space pirate Divatox follows the Power Rangers to Angel Grove to get revenge for ruining her planned wedding to the volcanic island deity Maligore. From her mobile Subcraft armed to the gills with torpedoes and explosives and crewed by a motley bunch of monsters, she relentlessly pursues our heroes. But the Rangers are not alone in their fight, as they are aided by Dimitria, a wise sage and friend of Zordon; Alpha 6, an advanced robotic sidekick with a streetwise demeanor, the Blue Senturion, a robotic intergalactic traffic cop from the future; and the elusive Phantom Rangers, a one-man army whose very identity is a mystery. An all-new team of Rangers is armed and ready to carry on the Power Rangers legacy!
Following its debut in 1993, Saban’s iconic live-action pop culture series, Power Rangers quickly became the most watched children’s television program in North America. Emphasizing the importance of teamwork, responsibility and helping others by following the adventures of a group of ordinary young people who “morphed” into superheroes, this long-running series has been seen in more than 60 countries, translated into numerous languages, and remains a mainstay in children’s programming blocks. For 20 years, the highly entertaining saga and fan favorite characters from Power Rangers have captivated children and adults alike and are beloved by legions of fans worldwide.
This show originally started in 1993 as the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and has seen 17 different versions appear on TV screens up to now with even more due to come. Power Ranger Turbo was the third version that originally showed up in 1997 and is being recapped starting with this initial 7 and a half hour compilation DVD.
I always enjoy watching shows from when I was young. What amazes me is that so often, as these shows start to return, or continue on through the years, children and grandchildren of those who originally watched the show are turning to the same shows their parents and grandparents used to watch. I have watched repeatedly as my children have started to watch the same shows that I enjoyed as a child, often watching the exact same episodes that I used to watch.
What is incredible to me, through this show, as well as others my children watch, is just how long some of these shows endure over time and how many different generations return to enjoy the same shows over and over again.